Dec 09, 2022  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

US 293 Untapped: Exploring the Socio-Cultural and Scientific World of Beer


This course introduces students to the world of beer, by exploring the cultural, historical, social, and political dimensions of this beverage as well as the science and technology that is used in the brewing process. Students will trace the historical legacy of beer to several ancient empires (i.e., Mesopotamia, Aztec, Egypt, and China) and also evaluate the contemporary state of beer in the United States. Students will also examine the intersection of race, class, and gender in the production and consumption of beer.  In addition to the cultural and historical coverage, students will also examine the brewing process by brewing their own beer at a local craft brewery, which will be evaluated by faculty and staff. Lastly, students will visit local craft breweries to further understand the brewing process and participate in a sensory evaluation.